Ag journalists had the opportunity to learn more about the Overlap™ System that FMC promotes for weed control during the recent Ag Media Summit.
“Overlap is a term that we use for overlapping residual herbicides and we do that in order to manage resistant weed species like tall waterhemp and palmer pigweed, primarily,” said FMC Technical Business Manager David Wheeler during an interview with AgWired intern Lizzy Shultz at AMS. “We want to ensure that they never come out of the ground.”
FMC supports this approach for the benefit of their customers to help them manage weeds as best they can. “We know we have some shortcomings in managing weeds after they emerge,” said Wheeler. “By using this approach, they keep weeds from emerging and a weed that doesn’t emerge cannot reproduce. So they get good weed control in the crop but for the long term they reduce the deposits into the ‘weed seed bank.'”
FMC products recommended for the overlap program include Authority, Anthem, Marvel and Solstice.
Listen to Lizzy’s interview with David here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/ams15-fmc-wheeler-2.mp3″ text=”Interview with David Wheeler, FMC, on Overlap System”]